The R & D Manager will lead and manage the R&D team, including product development and formulation, ingredient sourcing, and testing Client Details My client is a leading cosmetic and personal care manufacturer based in Irvine, California. We specialize in creating innovative, high-quality products for our customers, ranging from skincare to haircare, and everything in between. We are looking for a Research and Development Manager to lead our R&D team in the development of new products and improvement of existing products. Description Responsibilities of the Research and Development Manager: Lead and manage the R&D team, including product development and formulation, ingredient sourcing, and testing Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including marketing, sales, and operations, to develop new products and improve existing ones Develop and implement R&D strategies to ensure the company remains at the forefront of product innovation and development Manage the development of project timelines, budgets, and resource allocation for R&D initiatives Stay up-to-date with industry trends and technological advancements to identify new opportunities for product development and improvement Conduct market research to identify customer needs and preferences and incorporate this feedback into product development Ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and safety standards for product development and testing Profile Requirements: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or a related field Minimum of 5 years of experience in R&D, preferably within the cosmetic or personal care industry Strong leadership skills and the ability to manage and motivate a team Excellent project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a focus on data-driven decision-making Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams Knowledge of FDA regulations and safety standards for cosmetic and personal care product development and testing Ability to stay up-to-date with industry trends and technological advancements Able to be onsite daily in Irvine, California Job Offer The Research and Development Manager- Cosmetic Manufacturer – Irvine, California based candidate will be offered Great benefits An opportunity to grow within the fast moving company An opportunity to help grow a team An opportunity to learn within a big Consumer Goods business (CPG) The candidate will be able to learn other skill sets from others around them and have opportunity to see different sides of the busines Salary: 100000 – 130,000 401k match Health, Dental, and Life insurance Onsite M-F in Irvine, California Connect and message me on Linkedin- Brinn Borowsky if you are interested in this position MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual’s status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.